Arts DAO

We are building the next generation of alternative asset management – marrying Fidelity & Christie’s – combining community, Web3, art collecting and asset management. We have done this by building an ecosystem around a community of NFT collectors with aggregate holdings in NFTs exceeding $100m.

What is Arts DAO

Arts DAO represents a community of artists, creators, collectors, developers, project founders and senior futurists who have come together to:

  • Collect top-tier and ‘blue-chip’ NFT projects or artists building on the Blockchain.
  • Partner with builders and creators, and offer them grants to help them grow into established Web3 Brands.
  • Hosting private auctions of NFT drops within our ecosystem and community.
  • Hosting monthly exclusive ‘in real-life’ events.

What is artsdao

Grown organically from the ground up, Arts DAO is the largest IRL NFT Community in the Middle East. Our members boast NFTs from the likes of BAYC, Punks, CloneX, Cool Cats and more. Our community ranges from Artists, developers, collectors, investors and influencers. Our monthly and weekly events bring the community to explore Web3 and grow together.

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Premium Events

Holders of our token will be entitled to attend the Arts DAO community events that bring together a collection of senior futurists, entrepreneurs, collectors, investors and artists which are held monthly at premium locations in Dubai. Food and drinks are offered to members free of charge

MEMBERSHIP NFT "ETHERNAL GATES"

BY KRISTEL BECHARA

Who is Kristel Bechara?

A pioneer of NFT art in the region, Kristel Bechara, the rising star of the Middle Eastern art world is a Lebanese, Dubai-based, award-winning multimedia artist. Being the first professional NFT artist in the Middle East to adapt to this technology, she had her drops widely collected on Foundation when she began dropping her work in early 2021 before the NFT market boom.

Drop: 2000 generative art NFTs in Kristel’s distinctive style that will have a range of rare to common traits.

Mint Price: 0.49 ETH for members of the whitelist and 0.59 ETH for the public sale.

Jedi knights

We are a community of artists and NFT collectors based out of Dubai who have come together to build an accelerator which will bridge traditional creatives into the metaverse and the Web 3.0 world.

Anas Bhurtun

Co-founder

Anas Bhurtun

@ananasbrb

Co-founder

is the Co-Founder of Arts DAO and Co-host of the Crypto Sheikh Podcast which is the leading podcast in the Middle East which simplifies crypto and Web3 for everyday people. He has been a crypto investor since 2018, and previously worked as a Crypto/FinTech attorney with Checkout.com where he worked with major exchanges such as Coinbase, Binance, and FTX.

Danosch Zahedi

CO-FOUNDER

Danosch Zahedi

@thecryptosheikh

CO-FOUNDER

is the co-founder of Arts DAO and also the co-host of the Crypto Sheikhs Podcast. He is an entrepreneur having founded several companies and previously worked in the commodities and FMCG business with AkzoNobel and Procter & Gamble. He has been a crypto investor since end of 2016 and is passionate about creating a fairer and more decentralized financial system for the world.

Sam Zuckerbraun

Head of Strategy

Sam Zuckerbraun

@zuckerswag

Head of Strategy

With a background in entrepreneurship and community building, Sam has built and managed two businesses selling the rarest sneakers worldwide. He also co-founded Malus Creation, an NFT project which sold over 350 ETH in volume after only three weeks following the mint. He managed and deployed $3 million into over 30 projects including the Cool Cats, Crypto Punks, Art Blocks Curated and the Bored Ape Yacht Club.

Rahim Mahtab

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF PRODUCT

Rahim Mahtab

@rahim_mahtab

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF PRODUCT

Entering the NFT space as an artist in early 2021, Rahim’s extensive knowledge in the field of 3D designing, cinematography and photography allowed him to sell some of his 1/1 works to collectors on Foundation. He got in early on key projects that later became ‘blue chips’ like the Bored Ape Yacht Club and has a significant Twitter following as he is enthusiastic about art and community building.

Zayaan Al-Mukhaini

Community Manager

Zayaan Al-Mukhaini

@theNFTpenguin

Community Manager

Born in Australia, raised in London, and now residing in Dubai, Zayaan comes from a family of crypto degens, with his parents both deep in the DeFi space and his brother running a crypto hedge fund. After purchasing his first NFT for his brother in 2021, he discovered his passion for building and managing international communities where like-minded people may meet and network. He was one of the founding members of the Arts Dao Community.

Maria Sultanova

Technology & Development Lead

Maria Sultanova

@facing_stars

Technology & Development Lead

Maria has a background in law and managing business development teams for digital media and Fintech, such as Bayut.com and Ajar.ae. Her role revolves around project management and coordination within Arts DAO. She has also managed and delivered a number of NFT drops.

Jamilya Kairbayeva

Project Manager

Jamilya Kairbayeva

Project Manager

Being an integral part of the Crypto Sheikhs team from the very beginning and now leading the Arts DAO X Kristel Bechara Drop, Jamilya has extensive knowledge and experience in social media as well as people management.  She has established multiple start-ups in her entrepreneurial journey and apart from Kazakh, her native language, she also speaks Russian, English and Chinese (Mandarin).

Aidana Kapen

Marketing Manager

Aidana Kapen

Marketing Manager

Another aspiring young woman on the team, Aidana, is natively from Kazakhstan but has spent the past 6 years in France completing education. Having played a vital role in the journey of the Crypto Sheikhs Podcast from the beginning, intending to educate the community about Web3, she now leads the Arts DAO content creation team along with marketing.

Anas Bhurtun

Co-founder

Anas Bhurtun

@ananasbrb

Co-founder

Danosch Zahedi

CO-FOUNDER

Danosch Zahedi

@thecryptosheikh

CO-FOUNDER

Sam Zuckerbraun

Head of Strategy

Sam Zuckerbraun

@zuckerswag

Head of Strategy

Rahim Mahtab

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF PRODUCT

Rahim Mahtab

@rahim_mahtab

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF PRODUCT

Zayaan Al-Mukhaini

Community Manager

Zayaan Al-Mukhaini

@theNFTpenguin

Community Manager

Maria Sultanova

Technology & Development Lead

Maria Sultanova

@facing_stars

Technology & Development Lead